All bee products (honey, wax, venom, pollen, propolis and royal jelly) have been rich in medicinal substances since ancient times.
Bee products have been used in ancient times as an adjunct to various balms. Back then, balms were a universal remedy for all ailments. Today, folk medicine has developed a lot and is constantly evolving. So he finds concrete medicines based on bee products. In the excavations of the pyramids I find honey that has not changed either color or composition. Aristotle also said that “honey is the dew that falls from the stars.” Today, honey and other bee products are used for medicinal (to treat diseases inside and out), nutritional and cosmetic purposes. One of the most important advantages is that all bee products are always in full force because the body does not get used to these products.
Honey cannot be artificially produced
Bees collect honey and store it in hives. This is where the complex physico-chemical process takes place. This process requires a lot of bee effort and work. Namely, for 1 kilogram of honey, 8,000 bees are needed, which process about 3 kilograms of flower juice. Honey contains about 20% water and about 75% consists of grapes and fruit sugar. The rest of honey consists of minerals, acids, enzymes, proteins, alcohol, enzymes and hormones.
Bees are natural purifiers
Due to the preservation of health and healthy living, more and more people feel the need to return to nature. This is especially maintained by using a healthy non-contaminated diet and using foods that are not contaminated, chemically treated and processed. The human body is capable of receiving what suits. Honey is definitely one of those foods. When a bee sucks nectar from a plant and reaches the hive alive, it is a sign that the plant has not been treated with pesticides or polluted.
Honey is a thick juice with a hint of sweetness. Bees produce honey by collecting nectar from flowers. This nectar is a source of carbohydrates that bees convert into fructose and glucose. Ready-to-eat honey contains 10 to 15% water. The bees cover the honey with wax in the honeycomb to preserve it. Honey becomes a real natural remedy if consumed according to the rules. Honey can be dissolved in a lukewarm or cold liquid. Undiluted honey can be used, ie dissolving honey in the mouth.
Honey-contains vitamins C, B complex, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, and the amount and variety of composition depends on the flowers from which the bee collected nectar. Honey contains inulin and minerals (iron, silicon, cobalt, antimony, lead, phosphorus, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, manganese, copper, chromium, nickel, zinc. It also contains very valuable acids (succinic, citric, malic, ant, vinegar).
External action of honey – in cosmetics, honey is used to preserve water and skin, regenerate and soothe the skin and prevent wrinkles. Honey-based creams are used to treat scars.
Homemade honey with dandelion – pour 500 liters of dandelion flowers with 1.5 liters of water. Heat the mixture over low heat. Remove from heat when water becomes warm. It should take 15 hours. Strain. Add 2 packs of citric acid, 1 chopped orange, half a chopped grapefruit and 1.5 kg of dark brown sugar to the water. Cook over low heat until all ingredients are combined and softened.
Face washing with honey and calendula – buy marigold-based soap. Grate a little soap in water and steam. Add 2 tablespoons of honey. Pour the mixture into a small bowl that can be cut. Place in the cold to allow the mixture to harden. Cut out the bowl and take out the soap when you see that the soap has become hard. This natural soap with marigold and honey is great for morning and evening face wash.
Internal action of honey in the body – used in the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, urinary tract, to stimulate the heart, vascular disease, infections, dermatological diseases. Honey is great for calming. Bee products should generally be part of your daily diet. The recommendation is used preventively or to treat the already existing symptoms of various diseases. The biggest advantage of bee products is their availability to all people and they are completely natural products. Honey can be prepared from plants, some of which are better or less good natural remedies. Thus, any darker honey is a good remedy for anemia, depression, sclerosis, stress. And it is an excellent biostimulator for the elderly population. It contributes to the improvement of the general condition of the organism and speeds up the metabolism.
- Chestnut honey is used to treat diseases of the liver, stomach ulcers and irritated mucous membranes.
- Acacia honey kills bacteria that cause colds and is great for resolving respiratory diseases.
- Oak honey is one of the strongest natural remedies for healing. Oak honey is extremely thick, so it can be diluted 66 times without losing its healing properties.
Honey and rosemary in a tub-in 100 grams of melted coconut butter add 80 g of honey and 25 drops of rosemary essential oil. Pour into a glass jar. Close with a cork stopper. Keep refrigerated. Add to the bath as desired. Rosemary will stimulate circulation, so honey will penetrate the skin better and renew and nourish the skin.
Peeling with honey and corn flour – in a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt, 2 tablespoons of corn flour, 2 tablespoons of ground coffee, 2 dcl of olive oil. Mix the ingredients. Once a week, apply the mixture on the body and rub well. The skin will be cleansed, smooth and shiny.
Mask with hair honey-3 dcl of pure lavender honey thoroughly apply to dry hair and scalp. Leave on for 2 hours, then rinse your hair. Then apply hair balm (the best option is herbal balm or with honey). Repeat 2 to 3 times a month.
To regulate the heart rhythm, melt 40 g of honey in a glass of water 4 times a day.